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New Gear: Avid XX and XX World Cup

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published May. 19, 2011
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM EDT

The XX World Cup caliper is a Forged 2-piece magnesium set up.

Just about a month ago SRAM trumpeted its effort to sexy-up its XO line, now rendered in chrome and polished silver — XO Silver, natch. Along with that, the SRAM crew introduced an all-new, lighter weight carbon crank.

Now we’re seeing redesigns of the company’s Avid brakes — XX and XX World Cup to be exact. The company says you’ll see improved performance while they’ve shaved off more weight.

XX

AVID XX & XX WORLD CUP
Availability: July 2011
XX: $404
Application: XC/Trail
Weight: 289 grams (Front; Direct Mount, 160mm rotor)
Color: XX Match
Fluid: DOT 5.1
Rotor Size: New HSX Rotor 140/160/180mm or HS1 140/160/180/200mm
Caliper: New Forged 2-piece Aluminum
System: 2 Piston; Open System
Pads: Organic with Alloy Backing Plates
Features: Tool-Free Pad Contact-Point Adjustment; Tooled Reach Adjust; MatchMaker X Compatible
XX WORLD CUP: $404
Application: XC
Weight: 270 grams (Front; Direct Mount, 160mm rotor)
Color: Obsidian Black
Fluid: DOT 5.1
Rotor Size: New HSX Rotor 140(rear)/160/180mm
Caliper: Forged 2-piece magnesium
System: 2 Piston; Open System
Pads: Organic with Alloy Backing Plates
Features: Tooled Reach Adjust; MatchMaker X Compatible

XX gets a complete overhaul of the internals, an updated TaperBore system and new forged aluminum caliper that will perform in the trail riding category while keeping its original XC bloodlines. The TaperBore closure system gets new bladder material, a simplified the bleed port, and a newly designed air-trap feature that SRAM says makes the brake easier to bleed.

• All new internals with high volume reservoir
• New Air-Trap Feature
• New Forged Aluminum Caliper
• New Forged Magnesium lever body
• Non-CPS caliper for increased weight savings
• New HSX rotor 140/160/180mm or HS1 140/160/180/200mm

XX WORLD CUP

For the gram counters, XX World Cup boasts what SRAM says is an industry-leading strength-to-weight ratio. The 270-gram XX World Cup combines an updated TaperBore system, a new two-piece forged caliper, and oversized pistons, aimed at giving the rider more stopping power with less lever pull.

• New two-piece forged magnesium caliper
• Non-CPS caliper for increased weight savings
• New HSX rotor 140/160/180mm

MATCHMAKER X

MatchMaker X allows mounting of brake levers, shifters, and hydraulic remote with a single handlebar clamp. The MMX clamp is compatible with Avid brakes from the newly redesigned XX and XX World Cup down to the new Elixir 9 and 7, with XX to X7 SRAM shifter and a RockShox XLoc or Reverb hydraulic remote.

HSX ROTORS

Meanwhile, Avid is releasing new rotors and brackets for 2012. Using cross-drilled technology, the lightweight HSX series of rotors is said to stay cooler under heavy braking while offering enhanced wet-weather performance.

• New 20mm Increments
• New Brackets
• New Brake Track

HSX ROTORS

140MM, 160MM, 180MM

HS1 ROTORS

140MM, 160MM, 180MM, 200MM


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